Kosmos 2403

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Kosmos 2403
Mission type Navigation
Operator Russian Space Forces
COSPAR ID 2003-056C[1]
SATCAT № 28114[1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft GC 795
Spacecraft type Uragan
Manufacturer Reshetnev ISS
Start of mission
Launch date December 10, 2003, 17:42 (2003-12-10UTC17:42Z) UTC
Rocket Proton-K/Briz-M[1]
Launch site Baikonur 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Medium Earth orbit[2]

Kosmos 2403 (Russian: Космос 2403 meaning Cosmos 2403) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2003 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2402 and Kosmos 2404.

This satellite is a GLONASS satellite, also known as Uragan, and is numbered Uragan No. 795.[1]

Kosmos 2402/3/4 were launched from Site 81/24 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-K carrier rocket with a Blok DM upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 17:42 UTC on 10 December 2003. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2003-056C. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 28114.[1]

It was in the first orbital plane in orbital slot 4. It is no longer part of the GLONASS constellation.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Glonass". Russian Forces. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  4. ^ "GLONASS constellation status, 03.05.2013". Information-analytical centre, Korolyov, Russia. 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-05-03.